I first tried the E.L.F. lip exfoliator in its standard brown sugar scent ages ago and didn’t love it. The first few uses were amazing and then the texture went kind of sticky and I found it didn’t run easily across my lips anymore so I threw it out. THEN I found out that the trick is to put on a bit of lip balm first, then use the exfoliator SO with that plan in mind, I ordered the cherry and peppermint scent to try.
But I have gotten ahead of myself.
The E.L.F. lip exfoliator is a bit of cult product. It is presented in a lipstick bullet which is super practical and clean. No dipping into a pot here.
I would recommend that you don’t wind the bullet up too far though as you do put more pressure to exfoliate than you would to apply a lipstick so this will help avoid breaking off the bullet. This hasn’t happened to me, but I am careful.
The exfoliator has a good amount of sugar scrub to it. It also contains Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Avocado, Grape and Jojoba oils to nourish and protect the lips. I find it useful to have a damp cotton pad ready to wipe away the residue when I am finished and then I am ready to go ahead and apply my lip product of choice.
In terms of scent I find that these do smell sweetly of their assigned mint and cherry. They are confectionary scents rather than actually smelling of the fruit and herb but they are pleasant. The mint version does not have a tingly sensation when applied like you may have with some minty products.
Overall, I really enjoy these. They work well (when using the lip balm tip!), they are easy to use and are mess free and they absolutely help to prep my lips for other lipstick products.
If you haven’t tried these, I would say they are certainly worth a go.
Have a wonderful day.